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Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

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Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

Postby Omphalos » Wed May 21, 2008 10:38 pm

Lovely cover, ain't it? I call it the female deep-sea sweater beast.


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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu May 22, 2008 6:14 pm

I think your review site is acting weird. I left a comment earlier under this review, and I saw it there. Now when I go back it says there are no comments. Hmmm.....
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Postby Omphalos » Thu May 22, 2008 6:24 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:I think your review site is acting weird. I left a comment earlier under this review, and I saw it there. Now when I go back it says there are no comments. Hmmm.....


OK, that is goofy. Apparently it is treating the link at the bottom of the home page for teh "newest review" differently from the link in the list. I will have to see what happens when I add a new book.

You really should make comments here, though. I have not even got that thing to alert me when a new comment is made, so the only way I know if one is put up is if I go and look through. I know, I know. Stupid. Its on the list is all I can say. :oops:
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Postby Omphalos » Thu May 22, 2008 6:27 pm

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I look forward to reading this one (it's coming to me in the mail right now).

It sounds like O.S. used some of the same themes here as in Odd John. The parts about humanity repeating its mistakes, and its animal tendencies.... yeah, that sounds familiar.

By the way, what are the other three masterpieces you referred to?



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They are Odd John which you have read, Star Maker and Sirius. Clute lists one other that I read years ago and thought not too much of. Ill look it up when I get home in a bit and add it to this list, just so you know what it is.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu May 22, 2008 6:28 pm

For some reason, the comments will disappear the next time I enter a book, so I moved them here. Sorry for the crappy boardware. Ive been thinking of changing it lately.
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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu May 22, 2008 7:19 pm

All righty... all comments here then... gotcha!
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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu May 22, 2008 8:01 pm

By the way, I don't see an entry here for your review of The Listeners. But I did get my own review up at my blog, so you can get an idea of my opinion there. (And after just now reading your review, I see our opinions are... hmmm.... somewhat different.)

Also, you might like to know that in my to-read pile are two other books from your top ten list: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, and This Is the Way the World Ends. I'll be getting around to those before long.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu May 22, 2008 8:49 pm

Very different books. I tend to think you will not like the Wilhelm book as much as I, based on your opinions on other things I think are the best in genre, but I have no idea what you are going to think of the other one. Its very Swiftian, more in the vein of A Modest Proposal than Gulliver's Travels.
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Postby Liege-Killer » Fri May 23, 2008 6:35 pm

I got "sweater beast" in the mail today. Wow, that's quite a hefty volume compared to O.J./Sirius.

Oh yeah... also got The Space Merchants today.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri May 23, 2008 7:29 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:I got "sweater beast" in the mail today. Wow, that's quite a hefty volume compared to O.J./Sirius.

Oh yeah... also got The Space Merchants today.


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